June 12, 2013
PITTSBURGH – University of Pittsburgh junior outfielder and right-handed pitcher Casey Roche (JR/Downingtown, Pa.) has been named a Third Team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), the organization announced today.
“This is another well-deserved acknowledgement of Casey’s tremendous season,” said Pitt head coach Joe Jordano. “Casey has done a great job for us during his career and we look forward to having him back in the lineup next season.”
Roche, who was named NCBWA District I Player of the Year earlier in the month, becomes the 12th All-American of the Jordano Era and the first since Joe Leonard in 2010. In program history, the Panthers have had 14 All-Americans.
Roche is coming off a 2013 season where he was a first team All-Big East selection after hitting a team-best .339 with nine homers and a Big East leading 65 RBI. Additionally, Roche pitched 26.2 innings going 1-0 with six strikeouts during a campaign where the Panthers set a school record for victories with 42.
For his career, Roche has batted .338 with 12 homeruns, while going 5-3 with three saves and 29 strikeouts on the mound. Roche additionally ranks sixth in Panther history with 128 career RBI and 13th with 184 career hits.